Lion Group Appoints CEO For Lion Air

Jakarta, March 5, 2014 - Lion Group has appointed Rudy Lumingkewas, general manager sales and marketing, to the position of CEO of Lion Air.


Rusdi Kirana, meanwhile, retains his position as CEO of Lion Group. Rudy Lumingkewas will report to Kirana who will continue to oversee all the businesses in the group. The CEOs of Batik Air and Wings Air already report to Kirana.


"In recent years, Lion has transformed itself from being a single airline - with a single air operator certificate - to a group that has several airlines, each with its own air operator certificate. By appointing one of my top executives to the post of CEO of Lion Air, it allows me to better divide my time between the airlines in the group and take the group forward in the next phase of its development," says Kirana.


"The fact we have filled the Lion Air CEO post by promoting from within, is testimony to the strength of our management team," adds Kirana.


Rudy Lumingkewas has been an instrumental part of the airline's management team. He joined Lion Air in 2001 and was Lion Air's district manager in Medan. He was then promoted in 2002 to general manager of sales and marketing.


Having worked for the airline for 13 years, Rudy Lumingkewas has a thorough knowledge of the business. He is already responsible for all sales and promotional activity including pricing policy and revenue management. He also supervises the airline's 11 area managers and oversees the airline's continuing relationship with travel agents.


"My focus will be continuing to grow Lion Air's market-share as well as continuing to invest in training, so that our workforce can continue to develop and grow," says Rudy Lumingkewas.


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Leithen Francis
Head of PR
Lion Group